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Jul 26, 2010 2:05am EDT
. hellpresident and ceoly, of the ford motor company. in an average week in the u.s., thousands of babies are born prematurely and develop lifelong health problems or disabilities. that is why thousands of families and business leaders will once again join together to support the march of dimes in our nation's oldest walk fundraiser, the march for babies. i am proud to be one of the national co-chairs for the 2010 march for babies. together with the u.a.w., we are committed to raising awareness and funding from volunteers like you. your funds support research and community programs to ensure that someday, all babies will be born healthier and lead happier lives. volunteers enabled the march of dimes to conquer polio. we are confident that, with your help, we can walk together toward a healthier future for our nation's babies and have fun. please join us. register today at marchforbabies.org. >>> afghan anxiety. the desperate search for missing sailors and a huge leak of classified information from the battle front. >>> then, chief change. bp's top executive, tony hey ward, heads out while
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Jul 26, 2010 3:35am EDT
holding the other one hostage. the u.s. has not confirmed that report or said why the servicemen put themselves in harm's way. >>> the dead toll has risen to 19 after a stampede at a german music festival. organizers of the so-called love parade face some tough questions about why hundreds of thousands of people were funneled through a single highway underpass into the site. witnesses described a desperate scene there as people literally piled up on each other or scrambled over others who had fallen. >>> it is revolutionary day in cuba, and former president fidel castro has made another public appearance. castro was seen outside havana for the first time since giving up power four years ago. the 84-year-old wore an olive-green shirt that looked like the military uniform he wore for decades. lately he has been seen in track suits. >>> flood damage from this weekend's disastrous dam break in eastern iowa is estimated to be well into the millions, and the threat from surging water is not over yet. the maquoketa river is expected to crest today at a record high of more than 32 feet.
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Jul 5, 2010 2:05am EDT
lawn. ♪ >> reporter: for some u.s. soldiers working the front lines in iraq, this was a special fourth of july. a citizenship ceremony for foreign-born soldiers presided over by vice president joe biden. here at home, a day of parades like this one in historic philadelphia. a fife and drum corps at the national archives. and wa would july fourth be without baseball? or the annual hot dog eating contest at nathan's in coney island. the winner, joey chestnut, 54 dogs and buns in 10 minutes. along the gulf coast, a more subdued holiday weekend. the beach crowds were absent. an uninvited guest, the biggest oil spill in u.s. history, spoiled the party. but for most of the country, the when holiday spirit endured. larry jacobs, abc news. >>> cooling centers will be open in many parts of new york city today as forecasters predict a dangerous heat wave in the northeast. >> it could be the worst heat wave in 20 years. meteorologist david dingus has the latest from accuweather. >> good morning, jeremy and vinita. it was a sizzling fourth of july for many in the fourth east. in fact, centr
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Jul 1, 2010 3:05am EDT
pursuing information about u.s. business, scientific and political affairs to pass on to the russian government. many of them make court appearances today. >>> attention, parents of children who received free jewelry trinkets from a number of clinics the last five years. it may be tainted with toxic metal called cadmium. the government announced a recall of 70,000 of the so-called children's happy charm bracelets and rings distributed by doctors and dentists since 2005. it is the fourth recall this year of chinese-made jewelry. >>> here's an airline travel nightmare we haven't heard of before. a us airways flight from atlanta to charlotte was forced to return to the gate after maggots fell from the overhead bin onto seated passengers. they came from a container of spoiled meat that had been stowed by a passenger. the airline cleaned the plane and then the flight continued. the person who carried on the meat took a later flight. i'm sure was heckled by everybody else on board that plane. can you imagine? >> no, can we get away from this video? i don't want to imagine. >> as if snakes
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Jul 9, 2010 3:05am EDT
"good morning america." >>> now to the cold war-style spy exchange involving the u.s. and russia. last night ten russian spies left, deported from the u.s. >> in moscow the russian government pardoned four people there accused of spying for the u.s. mike marusarz has the latest. good morning, mike. >> reporter: jeremy and vinita, warming relations between russia and the united states in part helped expedite this entire spy swap. a deal that was put fully into motion with guilty pleas. a caravan sped toward an airport in new york. inside, ten russians who pleaded guilty to being unregistered agents of the russian government. their sentence, time served and an order to leave the united states immediately and never return. the confessions cleared the way for a spy swap not seen since the cold war. >> a number of people pled guilty to being undisclosed agents of the russian federation. it sends a message to that agency that it will likely not be in a position to do this again for a long while and sends a message to every other intelligence agency in every other country that if you come to
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Jul 26, 2010 3:05am PDT
, one of the biggest leaks of military records in u.s. history is now threatening to weaken support for the war in afghanistan. more than 90,000 documents leaked to an online whistleblower site revealed details of the war from 2004 to 2009. they show a u.s.-led effort that simply lacked funds and resources, even as the taliban insurgency grew stronger. the pure volume of the disclosure is simply enormous. here's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: it will create a lot of tension. the national security adviser just put out a release saying this threatens national security. there's a lot of detail in this. not really anything very new, but listen to this. pakistan's military spy service has guided the afghan insurgency. how a secret unit of special forces hunts down taliban leaders for kill or capture without trial. how the u.s. has evidence that the taliban has acquired surface-to-air missiles. >> abc's martha raddatz. she will take an in-depth look at the records leak and its impact later today on "good morning america." >>> meanwhile in afghanistan, a sear
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Jul 16, 2010 2:05am PDT
can't imagine doing anything else. >> new blood is good. hopefully they can start that trend in the u.s. >> it would be great. if you get tired of the news business, do you think you'd ever consider? >> going around to the farm? oh, man. >> look at that. what a pretty couple. >> you're new here and people are starting to get to know you a little better. city guy or country guy? >> much more a city guy. i grew up in suburban new jersey, then north carolina, then new orleans, then back to new york. definitely a city guy. [ female announcer ] experience a world of faster online possibilities with superfast internet your whole family can use. order online now and choose your speed for just $24.95 a month with select services and a 1-year price guarantee. that's a savings of up to $180 in 12 months. stay connected with superfast internet at home. faster browsing, faster downloads all at a great price. plus, at&t high speed internet at home includes access to at&t's entire national wi-fi network on the go at no extra charge. so, order online now and choose your speed for just $24.95 a month w
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Jul 13, 2010 3:05am EDT
application remains to be seen. >> of course, wonder how the supplies in u.s., back in april facebook did update its safety features in the u.s. here are four quick steps. go to account, go to help center, safety, then safety for teens. those are the four steps you have to take. >> as with so many of these changes it all stems from a tragic incident. this one in the uk, a 17-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered. they realize -- this guy posed as someone else on facebook. they realize these changes have to happen. we'll be right back with angelina jolie, stick around. man on radio: mission is a go. you are good to go. so, have you made your decision yet? yeah, i think so. the wishes of thousands of children are waiting to come true. you can make it happen. find out how today at wish.org. >>> angelina jolie seems to have it all. considered one of the most stunning women in the world, no argument there. >> cynthia mcfadden sat down with jolie to talk about her new movie role and her life with brad pitt. >> i'm innocent! somebody is getting me up! >> reporter: jolie plays the t
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Jul 7, 2010 3:05am EDT
confessed their true russian identities. the three suspects along with eight others are all in u.s. custody. >>> if you haven't bought those forever stamps you might want to make a run for the post office. that's because the postal service wants another rate increase. it will not cover the agency's deepening financial hole. >> reporter: the postal service now wants to raise your stamp prices by 2 cents. and make sending small packages about 7% more expensive. but that is not likely to stop the bleeding. in recent years, the postal service has let go of more than 200,000 employees and cut $1 billion a year in expenses. and it's still looking at a deficit of $7 billion this year. so now the postal service is proposing cutting saturday delivery, which would save $2 billion to $3 billion a year. and there are other ideas pouring in from all over. including turning the nation's 36,000 post offices into places where you can buy retail items, get hunting and fishing licenses, or just hang out. kind of like starbucks. >> it could well be something like that. where you get wi-fi, you get he
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Jul 15, 2010 3:05am EDT
surpassed vietnam as the longest military campaign in u.s. history. republican richard lugar demands more clarity about the administration's direction. also tributes were being paid to three british soldiers who also lost their lives in violent attacks, kill the by a rogue afghan soldier who has since gone on the run. >> they've got to reassure us they're doing everything they can to minimize it happening again. but for those who it has happened to in that patrol base, this will have been a horrific event. >> as the british casualties also continue to climb, it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend the british presence in afghanistan. also, this morning afghan president hamid karzai endorsed a u.s. plan to set up local police forces to help afghan villagers protect themselves. >> thanks to sonia gallego in london. >>> officers from north korea and the american-led united nations force that helps protect south korea came face to face this morning. on the agenda was the sinking of that south korean navy ship back in march. 46 south korean sailors were killed in that incident. th
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Jul 20, 2010 2:05am PDT
loss. so far this month, at least 42 u.s. troops have died in the war in afghanistan. that puts july on pace to be one of the deadliest months yet in the conflict. >> for the mother of one of those troops killed, a surreal moment happened when she was actually watching abc news. she saw something only a mother could have noticed. here's martha raddatz. >> when i saw the footage, it was on an abc news report. and i saw the footage. and what i saw was a soldier being put on a medevac helicopter. and it was only showing the soldier from the chest down. but it showed his hands. i knew they were his hands because i'm his mother. >> reporter: this is the mother of 21-year-old stephan mace, who loved animals, his army buddies, and his family. >> and i looked over to my husband and i said, richard, those are stephan's hands, i just know they are. after we saw that, i somehow tried getting in touch with the reporter. >> reporter: she found our karen russo, who was the reporter in the medevac helicopter that night, taping the scene. >> the mom had somehow, in less than ten seconds, maybe less
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Jul 1, 2010 3:05am EDT
about u.s. business, scientific and political affairs to pass on to the russian government. many of them make court appearances today. >>> attention, parents of children who received free jewelry trinkets from a number of clinics the last five years. it may be tainted with toxic metal called cadmium. the government announced a recall of 70,000 of the so-called children's happy charm bracelets and rings distributed by doctors and dentists since 2005. it is the fourth recall this year of chinese-made jewelry. >>> here's an airline travel nightmare we haven't heard of before. a us airways flight from atlanta to charlotte was forced to return to the gate after maggots fell from the overhead bin onto seated passengers. they came from a container of spoiled meat that had been stowed by a passenger. the airline cleaned the plane and then the flight continued. the person who carried on the meat took a later flight. i'm sure was heckled by everybody else on board that plane. can you imagine? >> no, can we get away from this video? i don't want to imagine. >> as if snakes on a plane wasn't bad eno
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Jul 27, 2010 2:05am PDT
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Jul 8, 2010 3:05am EDT
certified counselor, call us or visit debtadvice dot org. >>> international intrigue. the u.s. and russia swapping suspected spies. the secrecy and high stakes. >>> then, power struggle. protecting energy supplies during one of the worst east coast heat waves in years. >>> and, history lost. a striking image of a once-great city's fall. a photograph of one of detroit's forgotten homes. >> i think it's just especially tragic. >> can this century-old mansion survive the wrecking ball? it's thursday, july 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it's a pretty fascinating story. a lot of credit due to our producer jake. he's gone through and basically traced the history of one house over the course of the last 100 or so years. and that house is really indicative of detroit's story. we'll take a look at it this half hour. >> the decline? >> yeah, basically. this one house tells the whole story of that town, troubled town. stick around for that. thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> it reads like a spy novel. secret meetings on two
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Jul 28, 2010 3:05am EDT
"washington post" reports that several u.s. government agencies are now preparing a criminal probe of at least three companies involved in the spill. bp, transocean, and halliburton are the initial targets. investigators are looking into the relationship between the companies and the federal agency in charge of oil drilling. >>> people whose livelihoods are being hurt by the spill are telling their stories to lawmakers on capitol hill. emily schmidt has that story from washington. >> reporter: the fallout reaches from the coast -- >> it's imimpacted us greatly. >> do you solemnly swear to tell the truth -- >> reporter: to the capitol where two different congressional hearings focus on people hurt by the spill. >> i don't know a single business that has not been directly affected by this oil. >> reporter: the head of alabama's gulf coast convention and visitors bureau says hotels that are usually full this time of year are now 70% vacant. restaurant owners see it too. >> and this is not a sustainable business model. >> reporter: the u.s. travel association wants bp to earmark $500 m
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Jul 28, 2010 2:05am PDT
also that is these running groups are really picking up. not only are they now in the u.s., they are taking over in europe as well. wherever you are, you can find a group if you're inteáñáñáñáñáñáñ >>> funding fight. capitol hill democrats defy the president. >> costs of this war are too enormous in blood and treasure. >> the battle over money for the afghanistan war. >>> then, arizona exodus. the impact of the state's controversial immigration law, just before it takes effect. >>> and, challenging case. the difficulty in tracking down a suspected serial murderer. it's wednesday, july 28th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. >>> we begin with breaking news out of pakistan. authorities say at least five people have died after a commercial jetliner crashed into the hills above islamabad. >> investigators say the plane, owned by air blue, was taking off from karachi when it was about to land and lost control with the control tower and crashed. as you can see in that video it is still a very active scene and rescue
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Jul 21, 2010 2:05am PDT
you have any differences with him on that? >> i'm interested in not making this a u.s./u.k. issue. it shouldn't be. bp, it has 39% of its shareholders in the u.s. and 40% in the uk, pretty balanced between the two countries. what matters is dealing with the issue and the issue is the spill in the gulf, the need to cap the well, the need to make the payments, rather than to get into a war of words. i don't want to do that. >> afghanistan. are the international forces winning? >> i think we're making progress. but is it tough, is it difficult, are we losing too many lives there? yes, i would say that's the case. >> 321, perhaps more, fatalities among british troops and we have seen those incredible scenes of the hearses in the village streets with the veterans saluting them as they go by. >> well, it is by far, i mean, by a million miles, the biggest responsibility, the biggest challenge that i feel that i have personal responsibility for what happens, for the fact that we have troops in combat, for the fact those people are in harm's way. and i think very hard all the time, are we
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Jul 23, 2010 2:05am PDT
. >>> just days before the u.s. and south korea hold major joint military exercises, north korea has warned to cancel any such plans. >> the exercise has come on the heels of secretary of state clinton's visit to south korea where she announced new sanctions against the north. the communist regime is also demanding those sanctions be dropped as well. the u.s. is ignoring both those warnings. >>> in russia they are suffering from a summer heat wave just like the ones we've been seeing. just like us they're looking for ways to beat all that heat. >> that has led many russians to the beach. unfortunately it has also led to a record number of drowning deaths. alex marquardt has more from moscow. >> reporter: for almost a month, scenes like this have played out across russia. scorching temperatures from a ferocious heat wave, sending russians looking for any relief they can find. farmers have been forced to harvest the crops they still have at night, as they suffer the worst drought in over a century. the peat bogs around moscow are burning. in the far east russians are sunbathing on glaciers. w
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Jul 21, 2010 3:05am EDT
south korea for its economic brother degrees and criticizing north korea for its stagnation. the u.s. and south korea hold joint military exercises this weekend to prepare for possible aggression by north korea. >>> a deadly cold spell is gripping parts of latin america, destroying crops and killing cattle there. >> people in bolivia, chile and other cun trees are struggling to cope with heavy snow and subfreezing temperatures. in argentina alone, more than two dozen people have died from exposure and other weather-related problems. >>> as for the weather here at home, severe weather from montana to the northeast. gusty winds, heavy rain, and flash flooding for that entire stretch with a chance of isolated tornados in the plains. showers from texas to florida and up to the carolinas. >> mostly 90s up and down the east coast. 85 in omaha. 88 in minneapolis. 98 in dallas. triple digits for phoenix and salt lake city. 80 in seattle. 91 in colorado springs. 94 in boise. >>> it was a whopper of a catch for a st. louis fisherman. >> greg bearnal and his girlfriend reeled in a record 130-po
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Jul 28, 2010 3:05am EDT
the historic oil spill there began. this morning's "washington post" reports that several u.s. government agencies are now preparing a criminal probe of at least three companies involved in the spill. bp, transocean, and halliburton are the initial targets. investigators are looking into the relationship between the companies and the federal agency in charge of oil drilling. >>> people whose livelihoods are being hurt by the spill are telling their stories to lawmakers on capitol hill. emily schmidt has that story from washington. >> reporter: the fallout reaches from the coast -- >> it's imimpacted us greatly. >> do you solemnly swear to tell the truth -- >> reporter: to the capitol where two different congressional hearings focus on people hurt by the spill. >> i don't know a single business that has not been directly affected by this oil. >> reporter: the head of alabama's gulf coast convention and visitors bureau says hotels that are usually full this time of year are now 70% vacant. restaurant owners see it too. >> and this is not a sustainable business model. >> reporter
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Jul 30, 2010 2:05am PDT
' schedules, boosting job requirements and improving training. the bill goes to the senate today. >>> the u.s. marshals office is investigating threats against a federal judge in the arizona immigration battle. judge susan bolton has received thousands of phone calls and e-mails since her ruling. some of those messages are positive but the marshal service says others were threatening, and those will be investigated. >>> dozens of people protesting arizona's new immigration law were arrested outside the county jail in downtown phoenix. police in riot gear fought with demonstrators. protesters in several cities also rallied. a federal appeals panel is expected to rule on the enforcement of some of the more controversial aspects the law. >>> what about the woman at the center of the immigration battle? arizona's republican governor jan brewer? she's taking on not only protesters but also the president and the department of justice. here now is david muir. >> reporter: before signing this nation's toughest immigration bill back in april, few in this country even knew her name. now it's hard to mi
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Jul 20, 2010 3:05am EDT
. in mexico these sell for $30, in the u.s. it's $775. i want to get the pronunciation of these monkeys correct. these were in a girdle around his waist. spelled titi. >> titi? >> it doesn't sound -- i don't want to say what it sounds like when i first read it. titi, say it however you want. it's a sad story in the sense two of those four monkeys were dead at the time they confiscated them off him. that is what a titi monkey looks like. >> wrapped in a girdle around his waist in a sock. i guess they suffocated? i don't know. >> i don't know, just sad. >> i won't probe too deeply into that. it was a cool feeling growing up when the ice cream truck would roll down the street. >> that's the one. dogs in london can experience a similar thing. they're opening up ice cream vans for dogs in london. they can go up and get their little treat with their owner on a hot day and cool off. i'm not a pet person, but i thought that was kind of a different idea. >> is that a human treat there? or that is something made of like alpo? >> they have ice cream but different flavors like chicken. >> i
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Jul 12, 2010 2:05am EDT
company, apache, for billions of dollars. apache is the largest independent oil company in the u.s. bp's stock has fallen 44% since late april. >>> abc's diane sawyer reports live tonight from the gulf region. her investigations into the gulf oil disaster begin this evening on "world news." >>> president obama is condemning two bomb attacks on soccer fans in uganda, calling them "deplorable." the bombs exploded simultaneously at a rugby club and a restaurant in the capital city of kampala. at least 64 were killed, at least one american is dead, and a teenager from pennsylvania is among those americans injured. somali groups with ties to al qaeda may be behind the attacks. >>> six is months after an enormous earthquake crushed haiti very little has changed. the recovery process is slow, mired in red tape. power outages are still frequent. despite the billions in relief pledged from around the world, nearly 2 million haitians are still homeless. >>> the infamous barefoot bandit is under arrest this morning in the bahamas. police say the teenager led a life of crime for years, stealin
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Jul 29, 2010 2:05am PDT
to fight the judge's ruling. but the case would ultimately be decided by the u.s. supreme court. >>> it is estimated there are 500,000 undocumented immigrants in arizona. barbara pinto has their reaction to the federal ruling. >> reporter: in a matter of minutes, relief replaced dread. hope replaced fear. in this latino neighborhood in central phoenix -- >> happy emotions. >> happy emotions? what goes through your mind? >> that it's going to get better. there's hope. >> reporter: rosario peralta, who's here legally, watched customers in her family's grocery store disappear. frightened families moving out of state. some of them came back. >> i was really worried for all our customers. it's been slow. but thank god everything's right. >> reporter: in a conversation with diane sawyer, erika, a recent college graduate, feared for her future. >> i want to stay here in this country. i mean, this is my home. >> reporter: she crossed the border with her mom, sister and brothers illegally when she was 11 years old. running from domestic abuse. >> i went to bed really depressed. it's been
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Jul 16, 2010 3:05am EDT
said the war in iraq has improved long-term u.s. security. 53% say the same about afghanistan. the falling support will be linked to an increasing death toll. 60 americans died in afghanistan last month. that is the most of any month so far. at least 37 americans have been killed there this month. >>> firefighters in southern california are facing a difficult battle as they try to control dozens of wildfires. lightning strikes from severe thunderstorms are blamed for starting most of the blazes. up to 80 homes are being threatened by the flames but no evacuations have been ordered so far. erratic winds and triple digit temperatures aren't helping things. >>> it's a critical phase in the gulf. now that the oil spill has been at least temporarily stopped, bp engineers are taking pressure readings from the new well cap every six hours. that's to determine if it is holding back the oil or if the well is leaking. david muir reports. >> reporter: it was the moment the people of the gulf have been waiting for, for nearly three months now. the oil halted. we watched as it slowed down and t
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Jul 12, 2010 3:35am EDT
the u.s. bp's stock has fallen 44% since late april. >>> abc's diane sawyer reports from the gulf coast starting tuesday. you'll see her coverage on the oil disaster on "world news." >>> president obama is condemning two bomb attacks on soccer fans in uganda, calling them "deplorable." the bombs exploded simultaneously at a rugby club and a restaurant in the capital city of kampala. at least 64 were killed, at least one american is dead, and a teenager from pennsylvania is among those americans injured. somali groups with ties to al qaeda may be behind the attacks. >>> six months after an enormous earthquake crushed haiti very little has changed. the recovery process is slow, mired in red tape. power outages are still frequent. despite the billions in relief pledged from around the world, nearly 2 million haitians are still homeless. >>> the infamous barefoot bandit is under arrest this morning in the bahamas. police say the teenager led a life of crime for years, stealing cars, boats and planes before finally getting captured. eric horng reports. >> reporter: the two-year-long ma
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Jul 30, 2010 3:05am EDT
case has been getting threats because of the ruling. a u.s. marshal spokesman says judge susan bolton received thousands of phone calls and e-mails. some of those he says have expressed displeasure in a perverted way. the threats are now being investigated. >>> mexico is claiming a major victory against its drug cartels. the army says it has killed ignacio "nacho" coronel. a key figure in the country's powerful methamphetamine trade. he died in a gun fight with soldiers near guadalajara. the fbi had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. because his operation smuggles so many drugs into the u.s. >>> montana investigators should know today if a captured grizzly is the bear that killed a camper. dna test results are due today. traps set at a campground snared a female bear and her three cubs. mike marusarz has more. >> reporter: as the campers snuggled into their tents for a night of hibernation, what they didn't know was a bear was stalking the forest in yellowstone national park. until piercing screams from life-long camper deb freely sounded a warning. >>
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Jul 14, 2010 3:05am EDT
you to know over 230,000 u.s. their diabetic supplies through liberty medical. and that begins with the one touch ultra 2 meter. easy to use, fast results... at no additional cost! liberty helps keep you on track by delivering diabetic supplies to your door...and filing your claims. i never feel i'm going to run out of anything. with liberty i always have someone to talk to and now they refill all my prescriptions. call now to receive a diabetic cookbook free. call to receive the one touch®ulra meter at no additional cost and find out why 230,000 u.s. doctors and over a million people with diabetes trust liberty medical. liberty, we deliver better health. call now. call liberty medical at the number on your screen. >>> and finally this half hour, france is set to pass a controversial law that bans islamic women from covering their face with a veil. >> president sarkozy supports the law but critics question his motivations and the law itself. the bbc's gavin hewitt reports from paris. >> reporter: they had argued fiercely against any law banning the full-face veil. they had claimed
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Jul 29, 2010 3:05am EDT
u.s. by providing information were among the secrets revealed. and now they may be in grave danger. martha raddatz has the story. >> reporter: we are pleasure blurring the names of the informants. but al qaeda and the taliban have already been able to see them on the wikileaks website. names of ordinary afghans who have risked their lives to help american forces, and now could very well lose their lives. >> it's entirely possible that within days, weeks, people will be killed as a result of this kind of an exposure. >> reporter: there are numerous examples. the identity of the district chief of a village we won't name, informed coalition forces that the taliban are planning to attack district offices soon. this one names a man who was trying to defect from the taliban and turned over a letter about taliban plans for attacks. and another one, the name of a local man who had gone to the u.s. military to tell them the name of a taliban leader responsible in a recent attack by an estimated 100-plus taliban fighters in response to u.s. operations. the head of wikileaks, 39-year-old aust
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Jul 29, 2010 3:05am EDT
thank you dear, very much. thank you dear, very much. helped the u.s. by providing information were among the secrets revealed. and now they may be in grave danger. martha raddatz has the story. >> reporter: we are pleasure blurring the names of the informants. but al qaeda and the taliban have already been able to see them on the wikileaks website. names of ordinary afghans who have risked their lives to help american forces, and now could very well lose their lives. >> it's entirely possible that within days, weeks, people will be killed as a result of this kind of an exposure. >> reporter: there are numerous examples. the identity of the district chief of a village we won't name, informed coalition forces that the taliban are planning to attack district offices soon. this one names a man who was trying to defect from the taliban and turned over a letter about taliban plans for attacks. and another one, the name of a local man who had gone to the u.s. military to tell them the name of a taliban leader responsible in a recent attack by an estimated 100-plus taliban fighters in resp
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Jul 22, 2010 2:05am PDT
wrongdoing in the firing of u.s. attorneys. the case dates back to 2006 when the attorneys were dismissed. a two-year justice department investigation has found the firings were politically inappropriate but not illegal. >>> thanks to the new financial regulation law the president just signed, the check really is in the mail. thousands of customers whose banks failed in 2008 are going to be getting some money back. the fdic plans to mail depositors roughly $200 million starting today. the new law creates a higher cap on what the fdic would insure, retroactive back to 2008. >>> good news for pregnant women who need their cup of coffee. it's okay. a research review by a major doctors group has found moderate caffeine consumption probably won't increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth. until now there had been a lot of conflicting information about the risk of caffeine. moderate consumption means 12 ounces of coffee or four eight-ounce cups of tea. >>> some beachgoers in new hampshire have found out the hard way even a dead jellyfish can still sting. more than 100 people were stung b
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Jul 14, 2010 3:05am EDT
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Jul 30, 2010 3:05am EDT
been getting threats because of the ruling. a u.s. marshal spokesman says judge susan bolton received thousands of phone calls and e-mails. some of those he says have expressed displeasure in a perverted way. the threats are now being investigated. >>> mexico is claiming a major victory against its drug cartels. the army says it has killed ignacio "nacho" coronel. a key figure in the country's powerful methamphetamine trade. he died in a gun fight with soldiers near guadalajara. the fbi had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. because his operation smuggles so many drugs into the u.s. >>> montana investigators should know today if a captured grizzly is the bear that killed a camper. dna test results are due today. traps set at a campground snared a female bear and her three cubs. mike marusarz has more. >> repter: as the campers snuggled into their tents for a night of hibernation, what they didn't know was a bear was stalking the forest in yellowstone national park. until piercing screams from life-long camper deb freely sounded a warning. >> n
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Jul 2, 2010 3:05am EDT
$600 million he's already requested from congress, emergency funds to protect the u.s./mexico border. some of what that money will fund, 1,000 more border patrol agents and two more unmanned planes called drones, a popular military tool overseas, the planes are now being flown over the border to fight the war on illegal immigration. >> bottom line is that it's very, very disappointing. >> reporter: arizona governor jan brewer is moving forward with the state's controversial new immigration bill which becomes law next month. she and other officials on the state level don't think the federal government is doing enough. cities such as los angeles and san francisco boycotted arizona because of the new immigration law. but the law is gaining support. many states are considering similar laws to that of arizona's. in fremont, nebraska, voters passed a law banning businesses from hiring undocumented immigrants and landlords from renting to them. >> we're not welcome. i mean, they said it. >> reporter: the aclu believes these stricter immigration laws turn legal residents who look hispanic in
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Jul 22, 2010 3:05am EDT
sell or trade president barack obama's former seat in the u.s. senate. >>> more than 150 beachgoers are recovering after being stung by a massive jellyfish in new hampshire. officials said even though the sea creature was dead its stingers remain active for a few days. it was identified as a lion's mane jellyfish, rarely found in waters so far south. >>> and in boston last night, an unfamiliar sight at historic fenway park. with the red sox out of town they were actually playing soccer there. >> it was an exhibition match between two big european teams. one from portugal, the other from scotland. over 32,000 fans packed in to watch. fenway had not hosted a soccer match since 1968 when pele took part in a game. >> former soccer star myself, did you know that? >> no. >> the malong green tree recreation league. big deal. >>> here's your thursday forecast now. severe weather in the nation's midsection with gusty winds, hail, and flash flooding from the dakotas to indianapolis. the strong storms into kentucky and tennessee, downpours and flooding in parts of arizona, colorado, and new me
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Jul 6, 2010 3:05am EDT
officials may soon decide whether to extradite roman polanski to the u.s. to face prosecution in a 1977 sex case. movie director has been under house arrest in his swiss chalet since december. that's when he was released on $4.5 million bail. polanski would be able to appeal an extradition ruling. >>> for many military men and women wounded in afghanistan and iraq their return home can be a trying time for them and their families. >> two families set an example to do whatever they could to make their loved ones feel at home. >> reporter: ed edmondson has never set foot on a battlefield. but he's felt the cost of war. >> i just burned out. physically and mentally burned out. >> reporter: sarah wade hasn't served a day in the military. but in the face of daunting challenges she's shown a warrior's steely resolve. >> sometimes it felt like ted and i against the world. >> reporter: this is their battle. sarah's husband ted was injured on valentine's day in 2004. he lost his right arm and sustained a traumatic brain injury. so sarah quit her job, dropped out of college, and she's been ted's
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Jul 22, 2010 3:05am EDT
? >>> an investigation into the firing of u.s. attorneys has wrapped up with no charges being filed. the case dates back to 2006 when the bush administration dismissed nine of the attorneys. democrats had charged the firings were politically motivated. now prosecutors who looked into the case have found no criminal wrongdoing. >>> president obama has signed into law the sweeping overhaul of the nation's financial industry. now mr. obama must decide who will head the powerful new bureau of consumer protection. elizabeth warren, who is a harvard law professor, is considered a leading candidate for that job. >>> the house is expected to follow the senate and approve a bill today restoring aid for millions who have been out of work for a while. president barack obama says he will quickly sign that legislation. >>> a storm gathering 1,000 miles from the gulf oil leak has already stopped work on those relief wells. today the system will bring high winds and heavy showers to the bahamas and florida. but it could drive oil and disperse it onto the shore if it pushes into the gulf. the fleet of c
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Jul 6, 2010 3:05am EDT
polanski to the u.s. to face prosecution in a 1977 sex case. movie director has been under house arrest in his swiss chalet since december. that's when he was released on $4.5 million bail. polanski would be able to appeal an extradition ruling. >>> for many military men and women wounded in afghanistan and iraq their return home can be a trying time for them and their families. >> two families set an example to do whatever they could to make their loved ones feel at home. >> reporter: ed edmondson has never set foot on a battlefield. but he's felt the cost of war. >> i just burned out. physically and mentally burned out. >> reporter: sarah wade hasn't served a day in the military. but in the face of daunting challenges she's shown a warrior's steely resolve. >> sometimes it felt like ted and i against the world. >> reporter: this is their battle. sarah's husband ted was injured on valentine's day in 2004. he lost his right arm and sustained a traumatic brain injury. so sarah quit her job, dropped out of college, and she's been ted's primary unpaid caregiver ever since. >> i've d
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Jul 15, 2010 3:05am EDT
rpassed vietnam as the longest military campaign in u.s. history. republican richard lugar demands more clarity about the administration's direction. also tributes were being paid to three british soldiers who also lost their lives in violent attacks, kill the by a rogue afghan soldier who has since gone on the run. >> they've got to reassure us they're doing everything they can to minimize it happening again. but for those who it has happened to in that patrol base, this will have been a horrific event. >> as the british casualties also continue to climb, it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend the british presence in afghanistan. also, this morning afghan president hamid karzai endorsed a u.s. plan to set up local police forces to help afghan villagers protect themselves. >> thanks to sonia gallego in london. >>> officers from north korea and the american-led united nations force that helps protect south korea came face to face this morning. on the agenda was the sinking of that south korean navy ship back in march. 46 south korean sailors were killed in that incident. th
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Jul 5, 2010 3:35am EDT
barbecue, concert, and to view fireworks from the south lawn. ♪ >> reporter: for some u.s. soldiers working the front lines in iraq, this was a special fourth of july. a citizenship ceremony for foreign-born soldiers presided over by vice president joe biden. here at home, a day of parades like this one in historic philadelphia. a fife and drum corps at the national archives. and what would july fourth be without baseball? or the annual hot dog eating contest at nathan's in coney island. the winner, joey chestnut, 54 dogs and buns in 10 minutes. along the gulf coast, a more subdued holiday weekend. the beach crowds were absent. an uninvited guest, the biggest oil spill in u.s. history, spoiled the party. but for most of the country, the holiday spirit endured. larry jacobs, abc news. >>> cooling centers will be open in many parts of new york city today as forecasters predict a dangerous heat wave in the northeast. >> it could be the worst heat wave in 20 years. meteorologist ava dinges has the latest from accuweather. good morning, eva. >> good morning, jeremy and vinita. it was a s
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Jul 13, 2010 3:05am EDT
not be extradited to the u.s.. the fugitive filmmaker was set free in switzerland, which rejected the american request for custody. sexual abuse case as t.j. winick reports. >> reporter: it is the ending filmmaker roman polanski would have written for himself after eight months under house arrest in switzerland. the 76-year-old oscar winner is now a free man after a swiss court rejected a u.s. request for extradition. it's not about qualifying the crime, that is not our task, it is also not about deciding guilt or innocence, said the swiss justice minister. polanski fled the united states in 1978 after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. the swiss government blamed u.s. authorities, saying they would not provide confidential testimony about polanski's sentencing. >> a 13-year-old girl was drugged and raped by an adult. this is not a matter of technicality. >> what is in fashion in general is important to all of us -- >> reporter: roman polanski has lived in europe for the past three decades. he hasn't shied away from publicity. his teen victim, who is now an adu
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Jul 9, 2010 3:05am EDT
exchange involving the u.s. and russia. last night ten russian spies left, deported from the u.s. >> in moscow the russian government pardoned four people there accused of spying for the u.s. mike marusarz has the latest. good morning, mike. >> reporter: jeremy and vinita, warming relations between russia and the united states in part helped expedite this entire spy swap. a deal that was put fully into motion with guilty pleas. a caravan sped toward an airport in new york. inside, ten russians who pleaded guilty to being unregistered agents of the russian government. their sentence, time served and an order to leave the united states immediately and never return. the confessions cleared the way for a spy swap not seen since the cold war. >> a number of people pled guilty to being undisclosed agents of the russian federation. it sends a message to that agency that it will likely not be in a position to do this again for a long while and sends a message to every other intelligence agency in every other country that if you come to america to spy on americans in america, you will be
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Jul 19, 2010 2:05am EDT
pakistanis that the u.s. is concerned with their welfare, and not just focused on fighting terrorists. later today, clinton travels to kabul to take part in a one-day international summit on afghanistan's future. >>> after two years of delays the boeing 787 dream liner has made its international debut. the much-anticipated jumbo jet touched down on british soil yesterday after a test flight from seattle just in time for the annual air show. the dream liner claims to be lighter and greener than its rivals. boeing hopes to deliver its first dream line tore a japanese airline by the enof the year. >>> buff germany's busiest highways came to a screeching halt all in the name of culture. nearly 40 miles of the autobahn was shut down to vehicles and transformed into a performance venue. some 3 million people turned out for the cultural festival which featured a giant table made up of 20,000 individual tables. kind of cool there. anyone who wanted to was invited to perform. >> that's actually very cool, to close off that much of the street. >> speaking of cool, a bit of bubbly for divers in
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Jul 27, 2010 3:05am EDT
major offensive in southern afghanistan is on hold. now allegations of u.s. war crimes from the man who first published the documents online. t.j. winick has the latest now from washington. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the documents come to light at a time when the public and congress have some serious doubts about the war. it is being called one of the biggest intelligence breaches in u.s. history. 92,000 leaked reports, six years of classified records, depicting details about missions gone horribly wrong, civilian deaths, and being double-crossed by our alleged ally the pakistani government. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those that are working hard every day to keep us safe. >> reporter: the u.s. gives more than $1 billion annually to pakistan to help fight terrorism. but there are 180 dispatches, some offering strong detail that pakistan's military intelligence agency, the isi, is helping the afghan insurgency attack american troops. >> i'm looking forward to my meeting with the defense minister. we have a lot to talk about. >> repor
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Jul 27, 2010 3:05am EDT
while a major offensive in southern afghanistan is on hold. now allegations of u.s. war crimes from the man who first published the documents online. t.j. winick has the latest now from washington. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the documents come to light at a time when the public and congress have some serious doubts about the war. it is being called one of the biggest intelligence breaches in u.s. history. 92,000 leaked reports, six years of classified records, depicting details about missions gone horribly wrong, civilian deaths, and being double-crossed by our alleged ally the pakistani government. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those that are working hard every day to keep us safe. >> reporter: the u.s. gives more than $1 billion annually to pakistan to help fight terrorism. but there are 180 dispatches, some offering strong detail that pakistan's military intelligence agency, the isi, is helping the afghan insurgency attack american troops. >> i'm looking forward to my meeting with the defense minister. we have a lot to talk about.
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Jul 19, 2010 3:05am PDT
the $25 billion, for example, the u.s. alone has given for development to the afghan people. the afghan government argues that simply hasn't happened in the last nine years. >> how easy will it be to make that happen, potentially? >> yeah, rob, it's the key question. because it won't be easy at all. the afghan government is one of the most corrupt in the world. and there have been huge fears that just because all of a sudden the afghan government says it can deliver this money, whether the money will actually be delivered to the afghan people. and of course, it's extremely difficult when violence here is at an all-time high. more afghans and americans are dying here than nine years of war. rob? >> all right, thank you very much. >>> it was a horrible scene in northern mexico after gunmen opened fire on a party. at least 17 people were killed and 18 injured. some of them critically. officials say the gunmen began shooting without saying a word. investigators recovered 122 spent shells. they believe the incident was related to mexico's raging drug war. >> awful story. >>> now here'
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Jul 20, 2010 3:05am EDT
accused of trying to trade or sell president obama's former u.s. senate seat. the ousted governor's brother and former fund-raiser will be back on the stand today. attorneys also plan to call white house chief of staff rahm emanuel. >>> millions of americans still searching for work could receive an extension of their unemployment benefits if a bill passes the senate later today. the bill easy been bogged down over republican concerns about how to pay for the additional benefits. they want to do it with without adding to the national debt. president obama has accused the gop of playing politics. >> over the past few weeks, a majority of senators have tried, not once, not twice, but three times, to extend emergency relief on a temporary basis. each time, a partisan minority in the senate has used parliamentary maneuvers to block a vote denying millions of people who are out of work much-needed relief. >> even though the economy is said to be slowly recovering, the unemployment rate is still high at 9.5%. >>> a senate committee is expected to approve the nomination of elena kagan as t
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Jul 8, 2010 3:05am EDT
between four to ten hours. >>> international intrigue. the u.s. and russia swapping suspected spies. the secrecy and high stakes. >>> then, power struggle. protecting energy supplies during one of the worst east coast heat waves in years. >>> and, history lost. a striking image of a once-great city's fall. a photograph of one of detroit's forgotten homes. >> i think it's just especially tragic. >> can this century-old mansion survive the wrecking ball? it's thursday, july 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it's a pretty fascinating story. a lot of credit due to our producer jake. he's gone through and basically traced the history of one house over the course of the last 100 or so years. and that house is really indicative of detroit's story. we'll take a look at it this half hour. >> the decline? >> yeah, basically. this one house tells the whole story of that town, troubled town. stick around for that. thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> it reads like a spy novel. secret meetings on two continents which could lead to
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